Sino-File

Finally at the frontier

“Twenty-five years is a long journey. Every time I missed my chance [to go into space], I felt lost and sometimes I cried, but I’ve never hesitated or given up”

Deng-Qingming-w

Chinese astronaut Deng Qingming, who finally made it into space as one of three crew on the Shenzhou 15 mission on Tuesday. Qing, 56, has been waiting for a space mission for a quarter of a century and will now spend six months at the Tiangong space station.


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